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School of Performing Arts

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  • School of Performing Arts

    The School of Performing Arts brings together students and faculty who share their passion for the arts and provides opportunities for creativity, scholarship, and real world experience.

    Our dedicated faculty members are seasoned professionals who are deeply connected to the arts community. They are focused on helping students reach their dreams and aspirations and offer extensive professional expertise and networks. The department is extremely influential in the Fargo-Moorhead arts community, through active faculty involvement in professional music and theatre groups. Every year the department sponsors exceptional student performances, nationally recognized visiting artists and several community outreach events.

    Our graduates enjoy rich and varied careers in theatre, music, education and arts industries. The department is a vibrant community of passionate artists who provide immersive and collaborative hands-on learning combined with one-on-one mentorship in the classroom, the studio, on stage, and on- and off-campus performance opportunities.

    Students benefit from a variety of vocal and instrumental ensemble opportunities such as Concert Choir, Wind Ensemble and Jazz Combos, and private lessons for voice, instruments and composition. Students will grow professionally and personally through involvement in the University Theatre Series and The Straw Hat Players.

    The School of Performing Arts honors tradition while embracing innovation to deliver rigorous and progressive programs that help our students realize their potential as passionate leaders in their creative work and to develop their talents into a career—and life—in the world of the arts.

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  • Dille Fund for Excellence Grants

    Please join us in congratulating this year’s Dille Fund for Excellence Grant recipients:  Rachel Stotts (Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences): 2nd Annual Community Autism Forum Kenyon Williams (School of Performing Arts): Percussion Mallet Library Donna Bruns Stockrahm (Biosciences): Digitizing the Richard. H. PEmble Herbarium as a Resource for the Region and World Donna Bruns Stockrahm […]

    Norwegian Folk Musician Visits MSUM

    Friday, Dec. 9 | 7:30 p.m. | Fox Recital Hall Fiddler Vidar Skrede will perform and talk about the art of the harding fiddle Friday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Fox Recital Hall in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts on the MSUM campus. The event is free and open to the public.  […]

    Unsilent Night

    Caroling for the Digital Age Friday, Dec. 2 | 7:30 p.m. | Atomic Coffee Members of the community are invited to join the MSUM Percussion Studio when they take to the streets for the second annual performance of Phil Kline’s Unsilent Night on Friday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m.  “It’s a gorgeous new-music event, featuring interactive, […]

    Works-In-Progress: A Dance Concert

    Wednesday, Nov. 30 | 7:30 p.m. | Hansen Theatre Join us for a dynamic dance concert featuring the work of MSUM student dancers and choreographers. You are sure to be entertained with dances featuring ballet, hip-hop, modern, lyrical, musical theatre styles and tap. Tickets can be purchased at the door, or at mnstate.edu/tickets. 

    MSUM’s ‘Poco Fuego’ Steel Band to Play at Community Cultural Diversity Event

    Saturday, Nov. 19 | 11:15-11:45 a.m. | Hjemkomst Center MSUM’s “Poco Fuego” Steel Drum Quintet has been invited to perform at the Pangea Cultural Diversity event at the Moorhead Hjemkomst Center on Saturday, Nov. 19. The annual Pangea event features performances and food from cultures all around the world, sharing their love of the music, […]

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